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dotBook reader is a reader for HTML books in .jar and .zip files. The dotBook application will be a book reader that can download,
dotBook reader is a reader for HTML books in .jar and .zip files.
The dotBook application will be a book reader that can download, display and cache books in a special JAR file format.
The format will allow digital signatures with PGP and allow books to have chapters and paragraphs that can be found conveniently from within the application but will link sources outside books by opening the default web browser. Book pages will be HTML pages with some restrictions.
The goal is to have an XML descriptor format to be stored outside the book (JAR file) and an XML content format to be stored inside the JAR file. A compound format that allows to combine descriptor, JAR file and signatures in a single file is being considered. Reading the descriptor should be very easy and not require to read the JAR file, so the JAR file will possibly be compressed and appended to the uncompressed descriptor.
The book layout will honor CSS PrintLayouts.
The XML content will allow for imprints following an independent specification for XML imprints, factored out from the esp.nongnu.org project.
The dotBook editor will allow to edit a limited subset of the MediaWiki syntax and a subset of HTML.
The format is intended to be useful on e-Paper devices that can hibernate between turning pages. A sequential page order will be encouraged, while still allowing to set anchors and links inside pages. Animated content will be discouraged: It will probably only be animated on user request. That means all animated images will be replaced by empty boxes with the text "Animation : [play]" inside, if no still image is provided to take the place.
Java 1.4.2 or later
What's New in This Release:
Importing and updating of remote bookshelves was improved.
Support for non-standard index pages was added (property index_page= in the .book file).
RSS timestamps are correct now.
Books are read from the original source if a remote bookshelf fails to export the archive but has a URL for direct download (and the URL ends with .jar or .zip).
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